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Problem with beam to solid body analysis

Question asked by Philip Lewis on Aug 2, 2010
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2010 by Ryan Werner

I am pretty new to simulation and need some help. I have what I think is a pretty simple weldment base. All one level with just 2 plates.What keeps happening is when I run the study the plates (where the load is being applied) keep going through the beams and I get huge numbers on the stress values. I have the bottom face of the plate bonded to the beams that they are touching and I am using the outer most nodes as the fixtures as a worst case. I have tried using a mid-surface and bonding to it but the results are similar. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a better way to do this?